Gloucestershire VCS Alliance Funding Bulletin

Funding Bulletin – 23 February 2021

The latest version is now available on the Gloucestershire VCS Alliance website at

Please remember to let us know if you are successful in receiving funding because of something you have seen listed in the bulletin.  This is important in helping us to monitor the effectiveness of the funding bulletin – thank you.


  • The Free Hospital Trust Fund offers support to families in Gloucestershire where the children and/or their parents have health problems. Page 35
  • The 7stars Foundation has funding for projects which support young people living in areas of deprivation and socio-economic disadvantage who are challenged by abuse or addiction, who are young carers, or who are homeless. Page 36
  • The KFC Foundation provides grants to support grassroots organisations which empower disadvantaged young people aged 11 -25 to fulfil their potential by providing safe social spaces, mentoring or work, and social skills. Page 41
  • Applications to the Woodward Trust Summer Play Schemes re-open on 1 March. Page 45
  • Barnwood Trust’s individual grants will be open for new applications on the first Tuesday of every month. Page 47
  • Emergency flood relief funding is being made available to community sports clubs and not-for-profit organisations to help restore flood-damaged facilities. This is through a targeted section of Sport England’s Return to Play Fund. Gloucestershire is one of the focus areas for this fund. Page 84
  • Online fundraising platform Localgiving and the Postcode Community Trust have announced that this year’s Magic Little Grants programme will re-open on 1 March. There is a wider range of project criteria this year. Page 87
  • The Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund will fund nature projects which tackle climate change, create and restore habitats, or improve water quality to help benefit the environment and attract private sector investment. Page 91
  • Comic Relief is inviting proposals from organisations led ‘by and for’ Black and minoritised women and providing frontline services responding to violence against women and girls. Page 111
  • Organisations working to enable women and girls to improve their mental health and wellbeing and/or improve their financial resilience can apply to the Women Thrive Fund. Page 128
  • As part of its new strategy, NCVO has announced its Funding Central service will close on 31 March. Page 131

About the VCS Alliance
The Gloucestershire VCS Alliance is the independent voice that informs, strengthens and develops the local voluntary and community sector.  To learn more about what we do, please visit  You can follow us on Twitter @GlosVCSAlliance.wue-logo-250